Tonight the 5-4 Cowboys visit the 6-3 Redskins in Tony Romo's first game back since injuring his pinkie finger on the first play of overtime in the loss at Arizona. No secret how big this game is for the Cowboys. They've looked completely out of sync at times the past month, and the backup quarterback situation is attrocious.
If Romo can't get it done, then this season is done for the Cowboys. Winning the game in Washington (where Romo has yet to win as a starter in two years) doesn't guarantee the Cowboys will make the playoffs, but losing this game sure seems like it seals their fate to have a lot of time off in January. I realize he doesn't play defense - which has been a problem for the Cowboys in recent weeks, but Romo's return can inspire the guys on the other side of the ball.
Everyone is saying that Romo is the Cowboys' only hope. They're right.
Remember the good ol' days?